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Old 08-01-2008, 06:43 PM   #1
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can you download widows games


i want to download games but a lot of them are for windows can i download it to ubuntu
 
Old 08-01-2008, 06:51 PM   #2
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You can download anything you want - but I suppose that was not news to you
If you are interested whether those games can be run under linux you should install "wine" (a windows emulator) and use this in turn to install and run your games.
You can install wine through your distributions package manager.

While some games (or other windows applications) work equally well as in windows - some might not (actually: a lot)
You can visit the wine site and check out which games are known to work.
http://www.winehq.com/

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Old 08-01-2008, 07:12 PM   #3
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Look also at Crossover (http://codeweavers.com)

They are advertising support of Windows games.
 
Old 08-01-2008, 10:19 PM   #4
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The best support for windows games is through a program called "cedega"

If you install this you will be able to play heaps of windows games.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 01:21 AM   #5
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wine

In the command konsole type apt-get install wine hq then download a game like halo (worked for me) and start it up in wine
 
Old 08-02-2008, 06:04 AM   #6
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i want to download games but a lot of them are for windows can i download it to ubuntu

Well, You can run windows game but u will need "wine" package to run games you can find wine package from rpmforge, but u will need to create repo file for rpmforge, 1st get rpmrepo-release.rpm file from http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/rpmforge-release/ then use "yum install wine" it will work 100% but you should have Net connection to ur PC.


let me know if any problem installing wine package from rpmforge.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 06:05 AM   #7
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Well, You can run windows game but u will need "wine" package to run games you can find wine package from rpmforge, but u will need to create repo file for rpmforge, 1st get rpmrepo-release.rpm file from http://dag.wieers.com/rpm/packages/rpmforge-release/ then use "yum install wine" it will work 100% but you should have Net connection to ur PC.


let me know if any problem installing wine package from rpmforge.
Ubuntu doesn't use RPMs.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 07:27 AM   #8
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U better use Wine. it works with lots of windows games & applications. see appDB of www.winehq.org
cedega is good, but its not free.
if u like gaming u can also find a lot of 3D & high end games for linux just like games of windows. just google it. i found & download many....they r really good to play!
if u can play games in linux, so why windows??!
keep smiling.....
 
Old 08-02-2008, 12:39 PM   #9
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i have a problem

ok when i went to install wine it told me that it had a problem i needed to do it manually my dkpg failed or somthin i don't know how to do it like that thank you for all your help but i need more
 
Old 08-02-2008, 12:49 PM   #10
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ok when i went to install wine it told me that it had a problem i needed to do it manually my dkpg failed or somthin i don't know how to do it like that thank you for all your help but i need more
Why didn't you just add the Ubuntu/Debian wine repository following the instructions, then run sudo apt-get install wine

While, "failed or somethin" is an excellent description of your problem, I'm afraid we'll need more details. Did you get an error, what was the error?

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Old 08-02-2008, 12:52 PM   #11
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ok when i went to install wine it told me that it had a problem i needed to do it manually my dkpg failed or somthin i don't know how to do it like that thank you for all your help but i need more
did you install rpmforge from the site which I have given you install that package then if you have net connection then try to use command "yum install wine" try this its simple.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 12:54 PM   #12
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Ubuntu doesn't use RPMs.
then I dont have any Idea for Ubuntu OS.
 
Old 08-02-2008, 01:50 PM   #13
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then I dont have any Idea for Ubuntu OS.
Other people have already posted solutions for Ubuntu..
 
Old 08-02-2008, 03:43 PM   #14
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did you install rpmforge from the site which I have given you install that package then if you have net connection then try to use command "yum install wine" try this its simple.
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
E: _cache->open() failed, please report.
that is what it said when i tryed to do it from add / remove
 
Old 08-02-2008, 06:06 PM   #15
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Hey rahilmaknojia:
you added more confusion - Ubuntu does not use rpm-packages.

mrscocagne:
please disregard anything rahilmaknojia said about rpmforge, installing and how... he was wrong.

The error you got told you what to do to attempt to correct the problem:
Quote:
E: dpkg was interrupted, you must manually run 'dpkg --configure -a' to correct the problem.
did you run:
dpkg --configure -a
?
What was the result?

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